Caption: Catt Sadler praises Jennifer Lawrence
Journalist and podcast host Catt Sandler is all about women empowering and supporting each other – and she’s glad to report that Jennifer Lawrence feels the same.
The former E! News anchor famously stepped away from her roles on the network in 2017 over gender pay disparity issues before launching her own podcast among other projects.
However, the It Sure Is A Beautiful Day host revealed that she hadn’t been sure just how much support she would actually receive from some of the stars that had spoken out in agreement with her decision.
Thankfully, when the 46-year-old decided to launch her first podcast, Naked, she was thrilled to discover so many public figures reaching out to see how they could help.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, the TV host recalled: ‘I’ve been amazed and humbled by the Hollywood women who have shown up for me, yes. You work for a huge network with international reach for more than a decade, you know that there’s a lot of power behind you when you go to work each day.
‘But then if you break out on your own, you don’t know how that is going to go. When I launched my last podcast and all of these remarkable, gifted women agreed to come to my house, sit in my bedroom and share of themselves in a meaningful way for my audience – that was not lost on me.’
She continued: ‘I would get DM’s or emails from a host of females – everyone from Amy Schumer to Gwyneth Paltrow – that would say: “we want to support you”. I am genuinely touched and grateful.’
One of those ladies was Hunger Games star Jennifer, 30, who took time to appear on an episode of Naked.
Catt continued: ‘The interview that will probably go down as the most surreal is with Jennifer Lawrence. We were fond of one another and knew each other in that kind of Hollywood nice-and-respectful way, but when I left E! she really went out of her way to have my back.
‘Previously, her own public stances on equality and representation had inspired me and I was a legitimate fan. To then have her in my corner was pretty special. She’s the kind of girl who if she says she’s going to do something, she does it. She shows up.’
The journalist explained: ‘So when I invited her to my house to record for my podcast and she said yes, I literally did a flip on my bed. (I recorded it and still have the video today.) I was giddy with excitement.
‘And then when the time came she shows up in my bedroom, takes her bra off, gets cozy and gives me the “Jennifer” people love. Well I was beyond thankful.’
Catt then added: ‘Not a bad day at work for a girl who grew up in the farmlands of Indiana watching movies dreaming of Hollywood – a place, far far away.’
Indeed, her career has seen her become a household name with entertainment fans after years of working the most exclusive red carpets and interviewing the biggest stars in the biz.
Now Catt is using her skills and talent as an interviewer in order to have conversations that will uplift and inspire fans after a very tough year for all.
Opening up about how she decided to launch her new Dear Media podcast, It Sure Is A Beautiful Day, Catt explained: ‘What started out as a brief “hiatus” from my last podcast during the pandemic turned into several months away from the mic. Like many, the weight of the last year really had an effect on me.
‘By the time I pulled myself together and was ready to create again, I genuinely felt like I needed a new tone and format. Covid had many people across the globe re-examining their lives in many ways.’
She continued: ‘How could I serve them? I also felt like things were pretty dismal for so long that we needed some uplifting content. It Sure is a Beautiful Day was born out of that.’
The podcast will see Catt have candid conversations with a plethora of different guests from all walks of life.
Naturally, there will be a few famous names in the mix such as hitmaker Ava Max. However, Catt is keen to also introduce listeners to other disruptors and thought-leaders that they might not be familiar with.
She explained: ‘I am still fascinated by pop culture and will most definitely continue those conversations, but mostly I’m interested in good stories and people who are making an impact. The beauty of having my own show is that I get to choose who I speak with – and really that’s just anyone I am intrigued by or who teaches me personally or is a disruptor on some level or perhaps a thought-leader.
‘If they resonate with me and peak my genuine interest, I invite them on because I know we’ll have a compelling conversation. I want people to come to the show and smile when they’re listening.’
She added: ‘I want them to listen and feel entertained, inspired, and even comforted in their day to day lives.’
Credit: Original article published here.